We were really excited when Dom Irvine approached us saying he was looking for a frame for the Tour Divide. He said he had broken his last 5 frames made from a variety of materials including carbon, titanium, aluminium and steel. Also this frame needed to be light enough to be competitive, strong enough not to break under the huge torque he can produce, whilst also having compliance for a descent ride quality. It seemed a once in a lifetime opportunity to show what could be achieved with modern steel frames. We had made mountain bikes previously but an off-road endurance bike was breaking new ground for us.